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Histories of War and Imperialism - ARTS3278

Campus: Kensington Campus
Career: Undergraduate
Units of Credit: 6
EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)
Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3
Enrolment Requirements:
Prerequisite: Enrolment in a History major or minor and the completion of 72 uoc overall including 12 uoc at Level 2 in a History major or minor
CSS Contribution Charge:Band 1 (more info)
Further Information: See Class Timetable


This is a shelf course. A shelf course comprises a number of modules related to this broad area of study. Each module is a separate semester of study in this area and is offered in rotation. You can study TWO modules but you cannot study the same module twice.

Subject Area: History

Module: "The United States: War, Culture, and Society"(Semester 1, 2011)
This course will examine the United States from the perspective of its interaction with the surrounding world through the use of war. It will explore this with special emphasis on the relationships between war, culture, and society – through the prism of both the American home front and cultures and societies abroad affected by American warfare. The course will focus on transformative periods in US history and warfare like that of revolution, frontier, civil war, colonialism, the world wars, Cold War, and the war on terror. In doing so, the course will analyse a broad set of issues such as, among others, propaganda, images of enemy and self, racism, collateral damage, total war, ecocide, gender roles, the garrison state, civil liberties, and memory politics and diplomacy.

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